Amish Friendship Bread has been around for decades, the recipe having made its first appearance on the internet in early 90’s and having been circulated via Xeroxed copy and in hand written form prior to that. Despite the name, this sweet, cake-like quick bread does not have its origins in Amish communities and perhaps derives its name from the similarities it bears with several coffee cakes and sweet breads that are typical of Amish cookery. The Friendship Bread is circulated among friends, family and acquaintances much in the style of a chain letter with the recipe as well as a cup of sour dough starter being passed from person to person. People often share pieces of the prepared sweetbread as well. The idea behind this practice is to foster sharing, friendship and indulge in a fun communal activity. I remember my mother receiving ziplock bags full of sourdough starter from her work colleagues and making the bread at home. The finished product is a moist, fluffy cake-like bread with a mild cinnamon and vanilla flavor.
I recently remembered the Amish friendship bread and the chain letter type of tradition surrounding it and it occurred to me that a magical ritual could easily be developed based on this practice. I have designed the following money and good luck ritual based on the Amish Friendship Bread recipe as a means of conjuring wealth for yourself and for your circle for friends. The more the recipe and starter circulate, the more wealth and good luck are generated. I recently put the spell into practice with some friends and not only did the recipe produce a delicious cake, but I have already begun to feel the benefits of the spell.
Below are the ingredients and instructions for both the recipe and the money drawing ritual associated with it. Please give it a try and bring wealth and luck into your life and the lives of your loved ones!
Amish Friendship Money Bread
Day 1 – Receive the starter from a friend or follow the recipe for the starter below.
Day 2 – Stir for three minutes while saying “Money, money come to me.”
Day 3 – Stir for three minutes while saying “Money, money come to me.”
Day 4 – Stir for three minutes while saying “Money, money come to me.”
Day 5 – Add 1 cup each flour, sugar and milk and stir for three minutes while saying “Money, money come to me.”
Day 6 – Stir for three minutes while saying “Money, money come to me.”
Day 7 – Stir for three minutes while saying “Money, money come to me.”
Day 8 – Stir for three minutes while saying “Money, money come to me.”
Day 9 – Stir for three minutes while saying “Money, money come to me.”
Day 10 – Add 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Divide into 4 containers, with 1 cup each for three of your friends and 1 cup for your own loaves. As you separate the batter say, “May this bread bring luck and money to me and to all those to make and eat it.” Give friends the instructions for Day 1 through Day 10 and the following recipe for baking the bread.
After removing the 3 cups of batter, combine the remaining cup of Amish Friendship Bread starter with the following ingredients in a large bowl:
2/3 cup oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 to 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
Using a fork beat by hand until well blended. Grease two loaf pans with butter, sprinkle with sugar instead of flour.
Decorate the tops of the loaves with green or yellow colored sugar in the shape of a dollar or euro sign, or both!
Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes to 1 hour (individual oven temperatures vary). Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans. Makes two loaves of Amish Friendship Money Bread.
As you eat the bread imagine wealth flowing into your life.
Amish Friendship Money Bread Starter
This is the Amish Friendship Bread Starter Recipe that you’ll need to make the Amish Friendship Bread if you have not already received a cup of started from a friend. It is very important to use plastic or wooden utensils and plastic or glass containers when making this. Do not use metal at all!
1 pkg. active dry yeast
1/4 cup warm water (110 degrees F)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup white sugar
1 cup warm milk (110 degrees F)
Before beginning the process below, say a blessing over the ingredients. Hold your hand over the ingredients and say, “May this bread bring wealth and luck to me and to all those who make and eat it. Money, money come to me. So be it!”
In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in warm water for about 10 minutes. Stir well while saying “Money, money come to me.”
In a 2 quart glass or plastic container, combine 1 cup sifted flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix thoroughly or the flour will get lumpy when you add the milk.
Slowly stir in warm milk and dissolved yeast mixture. Loosely cover the mixture with a lid or plastic wrap. The mixture will get bubbly. Stir for three minutes while saying, “Money, money come to me.” Consider this Day 1 of the cycle, or the day you receive the starter.
For the next 10 days handle starter according to the instructions above for Amish Friendship Money Bread.